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Group Captain Harbhajan Singh Bhatia

Service No 4300 Branch AE(L)
Date of Birth: 14 Apr 1929
Date Commissioned 26 Feb 1952 Course 6 DEO Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1986
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 26 Feb 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1972Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1979
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHarbhajan Singh Bhatia4300 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Harbhajan Singh Bhatia was commissioned in Technical/Electrical Branch in February 1952. During his long service he has had a wide and varied experience at all levels.

While on the staff of D.T.D & P (Air), Wing Commander Bhatia has been responsible for the indigenous production of a variety of Air Force stores such as Battery Charging equipment, Rectifiers, Power supply Units, Aircraft Cables and Ground Equipment. He has also been associated with the development of Visual Approach, Slope Indicators, Isolation transformers, Constant Current Regulators and Air field cables, manufactured in the country for the first time. Thus, he has been instrumental in the considerable saving of the foreign exchange. His work in the field of Air Defence Equipment has also been very creditable. With his commendable initiative and drive, he was able to repair/service some imported items, which were difficult to replace. His contribution towards the indigenous production of a Lighting Equipment has also been substantial.

Throughout his long service, he has exhibited qualities of original thinking and sustained hard work.

Unit : MOD
Reference : GoI19700126